Yellowstone

As soon a school ended in May of 1982, my parents, my two siblings, our large Irish Setter-Black Lab mix, Sam, and I squeezed into our Toyota Corolla Hatchback to drive from Omaha, Nebraska to Yellowstone National Park. This was not for vacation. My father was a Park Service employee and had been transferred from … Continue reading Yellowstone

Care

On weekdays I set my alarm for 4:45 a.m. Early morning is about care. Walking the pup around the neighborhood and feeding her is care. Yoga and meditation is care. Nourishing food to take to the office is care. All of these activities are non-negotiable. Self-care is not a luxury nor is it self-indulgent behavior. … Continue reading Care

Rhythms

January mornings are cold and dark, particularly at 4:45 a.m. After Alexa wakes me with her daily alarm, I cuddle with the pup before getting out from under the weight and warmth of blankets to feel the full force of the chilled air. I quickly change into my yoga clothes before going downstairs to bundle … Continue reading Rhythms